There are so many benefits in eating a protein rich diet. Did you know that a growing body of research suggests that eating more protein, in the form of lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, legumes, nuts and low-fat dairy food, can safely promote weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease.
One study found that overweight men and women who followed a low-fat, high-protein diet for six months lost nearly 4 kg more, on average, than members of a similar group who ate a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. One of protein’s key benefits is that it may leave you feeling satisfied longer than carbohydrates do, so you eat less.
Here is a list of the best sources of protein:
Fish – Most nutritionists recommend eating at least two servings of 75 grams or ½ cup of fish each week. Choose fish such as char, salmon, herring and rainbow trout.Most fish contains about the same amount of protein as meat, and provides iron and vitamin B-12, important for energy. It’s also a healthy swap for some popular meat options. For example, ounce for ounce, a salmon steak has one-fourth the saturated fat of beef steak.